Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CoupFlip: Hot Deal Hand-Me-Downs

There comes a time in every dealfinder's life when a low advertised price just isn't enough. We need more. And what happens when we invest in a seemingly hot deal and then change our minds after the return period? sell my groupon
Introducing CoupFlip, a revolutionary new site designed for the instant recycling of marked-down deals. Did you decide that tandem sky-diving just isn't in the cards for 2012, or wish that you got your pretty little hands on that BYOB art class and now it's sold out?

return or exchange deal living social groupon giltcityCoupflip is essentially an online marketplace where buyers and sellers can either post or snatch up someone else's unwanted deals. You know what they say..."one man's deal trash is another man's deal treasure." For sellers, the best part of all is that your deal is guaranteed to sell...because Coupflip buys all deals on the spot. Forget waiting around for your antique candle collection to sell on Ebay, Coupflip payment will already be in your bank account before your 12:00 lunch break.

Coupflip often provides further discounts on already reduced deals, and all transactions are performed safely through Paypal. So filter through your ancient Summer deals and dispose of the evidence at CoupFlip...nobody ever needs to know you bought that 8-course meal for one. Deal apetit!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

5 Best Black Friday Hotspots!

One of my favorite Mother/Daughter traditions comes every year, precisely 3 hours after the culmination of Thanksgiving dinner cooked by the best chef in the family (me). Ahh, Black Friday.

Mom and I started this tradition the year I turned 21, because lord knows you can't do Black Friday sober. Waiting outside each entrance of the Sawgrass Mills Mall were vast clumps of people from all walks of life. When the doors opened promptly at midnight, squeezing through them was like trying to suck up a computer with a vacuum--simply impossible. Mom lost a shoe, I may or may not have gotten run over by a's hard to remember, I think I blacked out.

--Off on a tangent. Better than the hilarious memories of this yearly occurrence are the amazing deals we consistently walk away with. If you're feeling brave, here are this year's hottest places to be during Black Friday weekend. Click each store name to access their full Black Friday ad.


Walmart will be offering amazing deals on electronics. DVD's and Blu-Rays are also priced from $1.96-$9.96 including full TV series.


Ikea is featuring a 7-piece cookware set for $19.99 and 3-piece cooking utensils for $3.99 on Saturday, November 24th!
**If you spend $100+, you can eat free in the Ikea Restaurant and the bill will be deducted from your receipt at checkout.


Select appliances are reduced from $49.99 to just $9.99 as well as luxury cookware sets up to 80% off!
Beauty products are also heavily marked down from top names like Lancome and Smashbox.
**Snag $10 off $25 with THIS COUPON or text "CPN" to 62297 (Macys) for 15% off.

Take 40% off your entire purchase from 6am-10am on Black Friday.
**Many stores are opening at midnight. Check the picture to see if yours is one of them!

Nothing says "Happy Thanksgiving" more than a delicious food coma and a restful night of sleep. Save your energy for Amazon or Overstock, and prevent the risk of getting trampled via stampede when stores open.
*Sign-up for BeFrugal to earn up to 30% cash back on your online purchases. All cash back earned will be sent to you in a check or through paypal FOR FREE!
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Fab street style: get the look for less!

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Chic neutrals and a slim miniskirt
maintain both shape and warmth!
Growing up, I consistently suffered from C.S.S. (Chubby Snowman Syndrome). For those who might be unfamiliar with C.S.S., it is a condition provoked by the layering of too many pieces, thus creating a thick, snowman-like appearance. Not cute.

As cold air beckons, showing off those sexy legs and a hint of cleavage is trumped by the need to conserve body heat.
AKA, our outfits are in dire need of a little thermal TLC. To keep your frame warm and fashionably cozy, copy this gorgeous look and become seasonably chic.

Tip: Invest in a variety of simple, wardrobe staples like neutral tees and tights. This way, you can splurge on statement pieces to make the outfit pop. Consider investing in a colorful blazer or a vibrant a-line dress for an easy day to night transformation.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Save money and GET PAID with promo codes!

The absolute best part of online shopping comes at checkout; the exhilarating moment when you input that promo code you spent hours researching and your new discounted price is displayed!

While capturing a great code is always worthwhile, scouring the net for valuable coupons is certainly not for the faint of heart. Thankfully, our brilliant friends over at BeFrugal have simplified the promo code process to make money-saving both undemanding and profitable! Introducing: "Couponomatic (TM)".

Couponomatic is a browser add-on that provides an automatic drop-down menu of promo code options at checkout as well as varying amounts of cash back for 3,000+ online retailers. The add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox and can be downloaded here.

Rather than tweaking google searches yourself for hours on end, BeFrugal does all the work for you by performing daily updates and tests to ensure that all promo codes are current and functional. 

Tip: Be sure to sign up for BeFrugal before installing the add-on (sign-up is 100% free). This way, you'll bank on those cash back rewards and save at the same time. (By shopping online through BeFrugal, you can get up to 30% cash back straight to your account). Once you request payment, BrFrugal will literally send you a check or paypal transfer in the amount you've earned and there is NO fee for this potentially lucrative feature.

So grab Couponomatic and get ready to have nothing to lose and plenty of cash back to gain!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

FREE Secret Reward Card worth up to $500!

Card does not include access to golden angel wings or an amazing body.
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Starting today (10/30), Secret Rewards are back at Victoria's Secret!

Indulge in a purchase of $10 or more at Victoria's Secret to receive a FREE Secret Reward card. Mystery savings in tow, wait patiently until 11/29 to unveil your reward at checkout in store, online or over the phone. Each card will possess a secret value of either $10, $50, $100 or $500! Très magnifique!

Tip: While showering yourself with personal gifts is always highly encouraged, you do not need to make a purchase to reveal the value of your card.

Be among the first to make a few $10 purchases this week. Each card you obtain guarantees a reward of at least $10, but you might get lucky and score one of the bigger ones--the possibility is certainly worth the investment! Secret Reward cards are available from 10/30 until 11/28, and nothing's sexier than a little mystery...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Keep your Facebook deals off the newsfeed!

Every single day, there are thousands of great Facebook contests to enter and plenty of amazing offers to be had. But far too often, fear of a little thing I like to call "newsfeed judgement" (newsfeed judgement=harsh judgement of a person's occasionally embarrassing Facebook activity) overshadows a desire to score free loot.

Keep your money-saving ventures under wraps by following this simple tip: when the app consent page pops up, change your settings to "Only Me".
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"Thank goodness nobody can see that I just secretly ordered a pair of Crocs."

This way, whatever you do in the app will be for your eyes only. When the next page pops up asking whether or not the app can post on your behalf click "skip".

So enter contests galore and don't be concerned if you see "Allison just won a free package of pantyliners in the Kotex Spin to Win game"! Because even if the app posts for you, you'll be the only one who is able to see damage done. Good luck!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FREE $25 Spa Week Gift Card in 15 minutes!

Spa Week is a week-long extravaganza where an assortment of amazing spas across the country reduce their best treatments to just $50. Now, I know Spa Week is only meant to last one week (hence the name), but many locations have extended their amazing prices through the end of October! For a list of spas still offering $50 treatments, look here!

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And because you all deserve to be saving those extra bills for a fab new pair of Jimmy Choo's, here's 7 easy ways to cut your Spa Week treatment price in half! Earn 250 points (a $25 gift card reward) in 15 minutes by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Join MyWellness Rewards HERE (50 points)
Step 2: Click account and link your Twitter/Facebook/Foursquare (60 points total)
Step 3: Refer 10 friends, one at a time (50 points)
Step 4: Enter all 5 giveaways on the homepage (50 points)
Step 5: Follow @SpaWeek on Twitter (10 points)
Step 6: Send one tweet from the "refer friends" page (5 points)
Step 7: Sign up for news and spa deals (25 points)

To shave an extra $2.50 off the balance of your treatment, purchase a Spa Week Gift Card for $25 and receive 10% off by typing promo code "WELLNESS" at checkout. Each dollar you spend earns you a Wellness Point, so you'll already be on the road to a new reward!

Tip: if you don't have any of the listed social media accounts, it takes 30 seconds to make one and will be worth it when you're living in the lap of luxury at the Ritz Palm Beach for next-to-nothing. Namaste!